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in the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya has been killed in ie row. a tunisia man is also facing charges in connection with the september attack. four americans were killed in the attack, including the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >>> the white house, state department and the f.b.i. were informed a terror group had claimed credit for the attack on facebook and twitter two hours after it began. that's according to e-mails obtained by cbs. the e-mails also suggest u.s. diplomats were informing officials in washington about the assault as it was unfolding. that raises further questions about the apparent confusion on the part of the obama administration to determine the nature of the september 11 attack and those who planned it. secretary of state hillary rodham clinton says a posting on facebook isn't evidence of responsibility for the attack. >>> hurricane sandy has killed at least two people as it turns toward the caribbean -- through the caribbean. a woman in haiti was swept away in the flood waters on wednesday. an elderly man was killed in jamaica when a huge boulder rolled on to hi
you need to be. we're teaming up with our media partner "u.s.a. today" to fact check everything the candidates say in real time. keep the tv on channel 9 to watch the debate. it starts at 9:00 p.m. and log on to wusa9.com, live fact checking in real time. stay with 9news at 11:00 for accurate debate coverage. >>> taxes for nearly nine out of ten americans will rise by an average of $3500 a year if congress doesn't avert the so- called fiscal cliff. a study by the tax policy center finds the average tax bill will go up by 20% in 2013 if lawmakers allow a lift of cuts to expire at the end of the year. economists warn the tax cuts combined with automatic spending cuts could throw the fragile u.s. economy back into a recession. >>> next month maryland voters will decide whether or not hundreds of students can afford to go to college. critics claim the dream act rewards illegal immigrants by giving them in state tuition rates. >> but supporters say it's only fair to give some people a path to fulfill their dreeps. >> this is a chance -- dreams. >> this is a chance for me to go to the
it comes to these debates. beginning at 9:00 tonight, "u.s.a. today" reporters will start blogging about what the candidates say. you can see that live on wusa9.com and then participate in the conversation on facebook and twitter. then turn your tv to channel 9. watch the debate which starts at 9:00 p.m. then log on to wusa9.com at the same time. we do the fact checking there. then of course join derek and anita at 11:00. they'll fact check with the candidates with the "u.s.a. today" team. >>> there are some very important deadlines coming up if you plan in voting in this november's election. we hope you do you have just a few more days to register to vote. in virginia you have until monday, october 15. tuesday, october 16, is the deadline for maryland. and in d.c. the mail-in registration deadline is passed already but you can register in person still at the election board headquarters. but you have until friday the 19th to do that if you're a d.c. resident. for more information on voter registration, go to our website. look under campaign 2012. we have it all there for you. >>> a forme
with our counterparts at our sister newspaper "u.s.a. today" for a fact check session. >> every statement the candidates made was immediately dissected. derek mcginty has more with the "u.s.a. today"'s political editor. >> reporter: there was a lot to talk about, a lot of facts, especially the $5 trillion in tax cuts. president owe bottom ma -- president obama says that's what romney wants to do romney says not me. >> his central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of the extension of the bush tax cuts. that's another trillion dollars and $2 trillion in additional military spending that the military hasn't asked for. >> i don't have a $5 trillion tax cut. i don't have a tax cut on the scale you're talking about. my view is we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class. >> reporter: all right. two contending points there. only one can be right. paul singer, political editor at "u.s.a. today," who's right? >> mitt romney does have tax cuts in his plan. the issue is it really a $5 trillion tax cut because what he says it will make more revenue because it creat
to the "u.s.a. today" fact checkers about who was telling the truth and who was exaggerating. the deadline to vote in virginia has come and gone. if you live in maryland, the deadline to register is today. and in the district, the mail- in registration deadline has already passed but you can register in person at the election board's headquarters. you have until friday, the 19th to register in person in d.c. for more information on voter registration, go to our website wusa9.com. look under our campaign 2012 tab. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is taking responsibility for the attacks in benghazi, libya. it killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. during a trip to lima, peru, secretary clinton told reporters it was her job and not the white house to ensure security of all of america's diplomatic missions. republicans have criticized president obama for his handling of the attack. secretary clinton says the state department did everything it could to keep the americans safe. >>> the justice department is trying to get the fast and furious lawsuit dismissed by the house.
in san francisco tuesday to honor u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. the 52-year-old diplomat was killed in a september 11 terror attack in benghazi, libya. >> the memorial gave people from his hometown the opportunity to say goodbye. edward lawrence reports from san francisco. >> reporter: hundreds of people filled san francisco's city hall to honor u.s. ambassador chris stevens, one of four americans killed last month when terrorists attack the u.s. consulate in benghazi. friends, family, dignitaries and members of the public came to remember their hometown hero. he grew up in the bay area and went to college at nearby berkley. >> he had a very challenging job, always came home. >> reporter: the lifelong bachelor served as a diplomat in the middle east and first went to libya in 2007. he returned last year and worked with rebels who would overthrow mao mar qaddafi. former secretary of state george schultz said he lost his life serving his country. >> we're here to celebrate the immense accomplishments this man has made for us. >> reporter: stevens' family said they received
a number of key disputes including whether the u.s. government can sensor information it has deemed classified. the hearings will be held at gawn tap mow -- guantanamo bay, cuba. it will have a delay to allow a military sensor to block any information deemed classified. >>> at 4:36, here's a look at some other stories making news now. two hikers from virginia are missing in montana's glacier, national park. rangers and a team of 50 are looking for the men. neal peculiarens and jason hiser have not been seen or heard from since friday. wintry conditions in 18 inches of snow in the park are hampering the search. family members reported the 32- year-old hikers missing friday after they failed to catch their flight home from montana. they both work in veterinarian medicine. >>> a pittsburgh steelers rookie defensive lineman is in trouble with the law. police arrested alameda taomo after he led officers on a chase through a pittsburgh neighborhood. he tried to run over several officers and then swiped several parked cars before crashing his lincoln navigator. this morning he's facing a l
measures. the u.s. ambassador to japan says the u.s. military is committed to cooperating fully with the japanese investigation. >>> turning our attention to the race for the white house, mitt romney and president obama will both campaign in new york today. yesterday the candidates focused on women. >> mitt romney told supporters in virginia that women have been particularly hit hard by this economy. president obama told his supporters he doesn't need a binder full of resumes to find qualified women for his staff. tara mergener have more. >> reporter: they will be sporting black coats and white ties at a charity dinner in new york tonight. it's a chance for the candidateses to have fun and tell bad jokes like this one from president obama during the last election. >> i do love the waldorf astoria. i hear that from the doorstep you can see all the way to the russian tea room. >> reporter: but the jokes are decidedly less friendly on the campaign trail as both men battle for every vote they were focused on one group in particular wednesday: women. >> why is it that there are 3.6 m
not needed or in some cases never even provided. the u.s. attorney general says the fraud amounts to nearly $430 million in false billings. >> the total includes over $230 million in home health care fraud. more than $100 million in mental health care fraud. and approximately $49 million in ambulance transportation fraud. >> prosecutors say alpha ambulance in los angeles is responsible for the transportation fraud. four top people in the company were arrested because of this. two defendants allegedly instructed employees to document a reason for runs even if one didn't exist. under new penalties some defendants could face up to 20 to 50 years in prison. >>> a film dramatizing the death of osama bin laden will debut next month on "national geographic" channel. its debut timed to come just two days before the presidential election. s.e.a.l. team 6 the raid on osama bin laden is from the weinstein company and voltage films. the co-chairman harvey weinstein is a prominent fundraiser for the obama re- election campaign. the president of "national geographic" says the film's air date is not polit
in real time as they speak. we're teaming up with our partners at "u.s.a. today." we'll get the job done together. it starts at 9:00 p.m. on wusa9.com. we'll live stream the debate there on our website and be sure to watch 9news now at 11:00 for the most accurate debate coverage. >>> if you're not being avoiced from all the political signs clogging the medians of the virginia highways, there's a reason for that. there's not there anymore. lawmakers got rid of the law which used to allow the signs. right now not even political signs are allowed along public roads. >> too many. you get a little annoyed. >> looks like a lot of chaos. >> they can cause sight distance problems. it's not safe and it's costly for the county to have to clean them up. >> springfield supervisor pat harrity hopes fairfax county can reach an agreement with vdot which will allow the county to enforce the law. the fine is $100. >>> voters in pennsylvania will not need a photo i.d. to cast a ballot. a judge blocked the law from going into effect on election day. opponents of the law say it would have unfairly prevented
and complex moves. each year there are about 26,000 injuries in the u.s. other recommendations including no stunts on hard or wet surfaces and no peer miffeds more than two people -- pyramids more than two people high. >> if we're learning a new stunt, we do require they have spotters if the back until they can execute the stunt. >> reporter: 15-year-old shannon oh connor broke her nose -- o'connor broke her nose during a stunt but it didn't dampen her enthusiasm for cheerleading. >> cheerleading is my life. i don't want to stop. >> reporter: since safety comes first there were no stunts during the big game because it was raining. >> the overall injury rate in high school cheerleading is lower than other sports but the rate of catastrophic injuries like skull fractures and spinal injuries is higher. >>> time for the question of the morning. >> what do most kids say is the worst treat they get on halloween? is it a, a toothbrush, b, raisins or c, candy corn? >> log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page. leave your response. we'll reveal the answer during the 6:00 hour. >>> your weather first.
. >>> it is 4:53. time for the question of the morning. >> "u.s.a. today" says 3%, just 3% of americans admit to eating in one of these locations. is it a, on the floor, b, in the tub, or c, in bed. >> log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page. leave your response. we'll reveal the answer during the 6:00 hour. >>> welcome back. 4:556789 your weather first -- 4:55. your weather first. we have spotty drizzle and patchy fog west of us. high temperatures today are going to run to the upper 60s and low 70s. enjoy it. a little cooler weather coming in tomorrow and friday. monika? >>> if you're planning to head on to the northbound side of 395, no problems leaving the beltway to the 14th street bridge here across the potomac river. in fact, all the anacostia and potomac river crossings are sent free. i'll be back with more details -- are incident free. i'll be back with more details at 5:01. >>> it's beginning to look a lot like christmas, at least at knee man marcus. they've released. the 86th edition of the holiday catalogue. almost 40% of the items in this year's catalogue cost less than $250. things
music hall of fame in nashville. he is the third highest selling act in u.s. history with more than 128 million albums sold. he is hymning he may resume his career soon after staying home to help raise his three daughters. >>> taylor swift's new album red is out today. the sing sel taylor's first number one. red is the 22-year-old singer songwriter's fourth album. >>> lucy lou stars in the hit drama series elementary. but she is not letting the demands keep her from other projects. she stars with russell crow in the upcoming film the man with the iron fist. >> i love he made it interest a period piece. i think that, i don't know, made it more fun. >> reporter: the man with the iron fist opens in theaters november 2nd. >>> look at this will guy. >> everyone is welcome. >>> steve ca relevant and kiera knightly star in the story of two people who find each other and try and cope with humanity's final days. edward lawrence, cbs news, los angeles. >>> good morning, everybody. you are watching 9news now. andrea and mike are both off today. >> i'm monika samtani. >>> a nice cold jacket. a beau
. >>> new information about the u.s. border patrol agent killed by friendly fire. the head of the border patrol says nicholas ivy opened fire on two agents believing they were armed smugglers. ivy was shot and killed when those agents returned fire. >>> acting co-cheese -- co-cheese -- the sheriff wouldn't say if ivy was the first to shoot or not. >>> a california company space x launched a falcon rocket with 1000 pounds of cargo, including ice cream. the ship is expected to reach the space station on wednesday. >>> if you step outside, you are going to feel the cold of fall. it is here. howard is back in two minutes with what you can expect for the rest of the forecast. >>> the rising price of gasoline, extremely high costs in california have some wondering about prices around the rest of the community. >>> the cost of higher education is going up as well. >> back in two minutes with a look at your weather first. keep it here, you are watching 9news now. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about
a complaint in u.s. district court. they claim the plan violates the law that requires the park service to preserve wildfire in its natural condition as closely as possible. the park service would use sharp shooters and beau hunt -- and bow hunters to thin the herd in the park. >>> it is 4:39. our coverage of hurricane sandy continues with a look at how virginia residents are bracing for the storm. >> remember how easy it is for you to track sandy on your smartphone? here's all you have to do. text sandy to 25543. you will get simple instructions on how to download our wusa weather app. >>> welcome back. 4:416789 we've got -- 4:41. we've got some low clouds, spotty drizzle and some fog. the clouds will be hanging out at least the first half of the day. highs eventually into the low 70s. sandy pulling away from the bahamas could have a big impact here later in the weekend into early next week. details coming up in just a few minutes. right now here's monika with timesaver traffic. >>> if you're planning to head over on 95 northbound, everything is fine but right now southbound after the
as expected this year. investors also waiting for earnings news this week from some of the biggest u.s. companies. checking the numbers, the dow starts this morning at 13,583. dropped nearly 27 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq bad day, down 23 points. the s&p 500 was off by 5. a congressional panel says two chinese telecom firms pose a security threat to the united states. the panel says the year long investigation found wawway and zte should be barred from any acquisitions and mergers. the chinese companies deny the allegations calling them dangerous political distractions. >>> the makers of coke, pepsi and dr. pepper are introducing new vending machines that display the number of calories that contain -- that the drink contains. they're in response to growing concerns about sugary soda drinks. the move comes ahead of a new regulation that would require restaurant chains and vending machines to post calorie information as early as next year. and wal-mart and american express are teaming up to make a reloadable prepaid card that's expected to help customers manage their finances, at
with their plan to buy mortgage bonds to help keep interest rates low and to boost the economy. u.s. oil output is surging so fast, america could soon overtake saudi arabia as the world's biggest producer. energy expects say high oil prices and new drilling methods that allow companies to unlock oil trapped between rocks are two factors driving the production. one of the drilling methods is known as fracking and it's angered environmental is. the practice has been known to lead to contaminated ground water. >>> people may be living longer, but they're also expected to work longer. a new survey by wells fargo finds 30% of middle class americans expect to work until they are 80 because they simply won't have enough money to retire comfortably. >>> and this final story is just for mike. apple has unveiled the ipad mini. the screen just under 8 inches. that's about the same as amazon's kindle, google's version but it's more expensive than both of them. apple describes it as thin as a pencil and light as a pad of paper with ultrafast wireless service and ten hours of battery life. it hits stores nov
flights, most flights within theist up $10 for -- the u.s. up $10 for a round trip ticket. no other major airlines have matched this fare hike. united tried to raise prices last month but gave up after the other carriers simply did not go along. >> i hate that now. >> really stinks, doesn't it? >> for a person flying a bunch this month. i'm okay with that. >>> corporations are spending huge apartments of money to fight a bill which would require labels on genetically modified foods. >> coming up we'll have a complete report on that bill and the fight to know what you're eating. 9news now returns after this. >>> we have some freeze and frost warnings. >> a freeze watch. there there probably be some sort of freeze or frost warnings tonight. >> the boys of summer seem to like the cold weather. >> we cooled down the cardinals bats. got the red on. i think you'll see a lot of folks wearing red. >> i ran out of red. we wear for the wizards. >> red, white and blue. >>> we have a decent friday. the winds will kick up so you'll have to be aware of that certainly you'll need a jacket this morning a
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